RIPON HOSTS YORKSHIRE DAY
Ripon will be the place to be this August as Ripon City Council hosts an amazing event to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1st August.
YorkshireÃ¢â¬â¢s smallest city is set to put on a fantastic day of regional pride which will be part of a very special week, including the traditional St WilfridÃ¢â¬â¢s Procession on Saturday 4th August.
On 1st August there will be a Civic Procession of dignitaries from all corners of Yorkshire. All decked out in their full regalia, this will certainly be a sight to see. The procession will leave the Spa Hotel at around 10.20am, proceed along Westgate, around the Market Place and along Kirkgate to the Cathedral for a special celebratory service at 11am.
The Market Place itself will be filled with activities including amusements and activities for children; market stalls showcasing Yorkshire businesses, organisations and produce; storytelling and re-enactments. Ripon Photographic Society will be hosting a photography competition.
The evening will see a programme of entertainment on the square with live music including the Ripon City Band. At 9pm there will be a special one-off Hornblowing ceremony around the obelisk and the evening will culminate in a Yorkshire Day themed firework display.
In the early evening, as well as the fun on RiponÃ¢â¬â¢s Market Place, Ripon Cathedral will be hosting a Ã¢â¬ËPicnic intÃ¢â¬â¢ ParkÃ¢â¬â¢ event in the DeanÃ¢â¬â¢s Garden (the same site as the Beer Festival). Bring your own refreshments or buy from on-site food vendors and licensed bar and be entertained with live music and children's activities. The Cathedral will also be hosting a series of Family Days throughout the week.
While in Ripon look out for Ripon Reviewed Ã¢â¬" an exhibition of historic photographs from the archives of Ripon Civic Society, to be displayed around the City Centre.